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Some ultrasound tests need you to have a full bladder. 

You do not need a full bladder for:

  • All OB ultrasounds

  • Check of IUD placement

  • Pelvic ultrasounds, unless your doctor says you don’t need a full bladder

You do need a full bladder for:

  • Putting in or taking out IUD 

  • Ultrasound guided biopsy

  • Sonohysterogram, unless your doctor says you don’t need a full bladder

If You Need a Full Bladder

1 hour before your test:

  • Go to the bathroom.

  • Drink 16 ounces (2 cups) of fluids within 10 to 15 minutes. 

  • Do not go to the bathroom until after your test is done.

Who to Call

Please contact your doctor’s office or one of the clinics listed below.

West OB/GYN Clinic-(608) 265-7601

20 South Park Ob/Gyn Clinic-

(608) 287-2830

Union Corners Ob/Gyn Clinic-

(608) 242-6840

Arboretum Ob/Gyn Clinic- (608) 287-5898